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Rotary Club donates US$500,000 in medical supplies to isolation centre

Rotary Club  donates US$500,000 in medical supplies to isolation centre
Some of the medical supplies that were donated to the Ministry of Health that will be used to furnish the recently handed over isolation facility.

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The Ministry of Health last Thursday received a donation of medical supplies and equipment valued at US$500,000.

Rotary Club  donates US$500,000 in medical supplies to isolation centre
Members of the Rotary Club South along with Customs officials during the clearing of supplies for the isolation facility

The equipment was donated by MESA (Medical Supplies & Equipment Abroad) a branch of Rotary Ohio through Rotary South St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The donation, which will help to outfit the recently completed Covid-19 isolation centre at Argyle includes beds, wheel chairs, intravenous poles, an autoclave sterilizer, a ventilator and an oxygen generator.

The facility has been retrofitted to accommodate 24 patients; 14 upstairs, 10 downstairs, with support facilities for 12 medical staff, laundry and the preparation of food.

A release said “this generous donation will help in the outfitting of the Isolation Centre which is part of a EC $3 million dollars project that can house 24 coronavirus patients needing critical care. The centre is outfitted with automated faucets, hand sanitizers dispensers and lighting system.”

Rotary Club  donates US$500,000 in medical supplies to isolation centre
Luke Browne Minister of Health

The National Insurance Services donated $750,000 towards the project.

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